H. R. 2087
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
April 12, 2017
Mr. Duffy introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to expand the H–2A worker program to include certain additional laborers, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Defending the Agricultural Industry’s Requirements Year-round Act of 2017 or as the
DAIRY Act of 2017.
Expansion of H–2A worker program to include certain additional laborers
Section 101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(a)) is amended by inserting after
abandoning the following:
who is coming temporarily to the United States to perform agricultural labor or services as a dairy worker, or.
Special rule for period of admission of H–2A nonimmigrants employed as sheepherders or dairy workers
Section 218(h) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1188(h)) is amended by adding at the end of the following:
In the case of an alien admitted as an H–2A worker for employment as a dairy worker—
the initial period of admission shall be for a period of 18 months;
the period of admission may be extended for additional periods of 18 months; and
no period of absence from the United States may be required as a condition of approval of an extension under subparagraph (B).